Energy firm E.ON raises prices

Energy supplier E.ON is to increase prices by 3.7% for average dual fuel bill (an extra £48) and gas by 4.6% (£37) from January 18.

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No. 10: It is for E.ON to explain timing of its decisions

E.ON is to increase prices by 3.7% for average dual fuel bill and gas by 4.6% from January 18. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Asked about the timing of E.ON's price rises announcement, which came amid media focus on the death of Nelson Mandela and the devastating storms across the UK, Downing Street said, "It is for them to explain their decisions."

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